Ultimate waste of money, but could be cool.
Village Vanguard, a Japanese popular chain variety store, started accepting pre-orders of the Skull Chupa Chups Case.
It's a skull-shaped case that is made only for storing Chupa Chups lollipops. It will be released for 8,800 yen in mid-December.
There is a key chain model and a necklace model, and 3 colors (gold, silver and black) will be available. The parts are made of brass.
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Yamaha will release a stylish stand-alone audio system "ISX-803" from their Restio series in late October.
ISX-803 can play music from other Bluetooth compliant devices wirelessly as well as from CDs, FM radio and music saved in USB memory.
A smartphone or tablet that has the free dedicated application DTA CONTROLLER installed, can be used as a remote control of ISX-803.
Takara Tomy is going to release a Mothra (one of the Toho tokusatsu monster characters) version of Tomica for 700 yen on December 26 from its Dream Tomica series.
Tomica is a series of Takara Tomy die-cast toy vehicles. Its Dream Tomica series has collaborations with well-known characters including Mario, Godzilla and Snoopy.
On the same day, Kumamon's police car will be released for 700 yen. It's a police car with a Kumamon face on the front.
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To celebrate the 40th anniversary since Hello Kitty's birth, Pioneer is going to release 2 models of a Hello Kitty collaboration audio system on November 1.
Mini CD stereo system X-SMC01KT:
X-SMC01KT includes 2 different Hello Kitty panels to change the exterior design.
Left to Right: NTT docomo President Kaoru Kato, Japanese actresses Maki Horikita and Satomi Ishihara, with international movie star Ken Watanabe